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Offline LloydG

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Calling all GLEESONS
« on: Wednesday 07 November 12 02:26 GMT (UK) »
Greetings from New Zealand. My name is Lloyd Charles Barras GLEESON and I'm trying to find my Irish ancestry.

Our branch of the Gleeson family in NZ starts with the arrival of Thomas and Charlotte (Morris) Gleeson in Dec 1841 on the brig “Antilla” from Capetown South Africa.

They had married in SA on 13.11.1839, and they sailed to NZ in 1841 with their newborn baby son Frederick James (b 1841) and Charlotte’s sister, Caroline Morris.
On the marriage cert, both Thomas and Charlotte were listed as ‘Servants’, and Charlotte as ‘not of full age’.
Yes I know - there are a zillion Thomas Gleesons! - especially in Tipperary (where my parents told me Thomas was from - but I have no further details.)
The story said Thomas (believed to have been born abt 1808) had 'run away and joined the army' - lying about his age, and being subsequently shipped to South Africa, where he was de-mobbed.
They had 8 children - Frederick James, Ellen Eliza, Charles, Charlotte, Mary Anne, Thomas, Arabella, and Elizabeth Jane.
Some of these may (hopefully) be Gleeson 'hand-me-down' family names.
If you hear any bells ringing, (however faintly) please get in touch.
Thanks!

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Re: Calling all GLEESONS!!!!
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 November 12 11:01 GMT (UK) »
Lloyd,  I do not recognise the names of any of the 8 children named in your tree, but  as I also have Gleesons from Tipperary in my ancestry  I thought I would put  forward some of the details of mine in case there might be some link you recognise.
A Michael Gleeson b Mucklin Tipperary 1809, married Catherine Collins of Ballywilliam Tipperary about 1830.  They were my gg grandparents.  I don't know if Michael had any brothers   but I would think it  highly likely  there was a big family of them as this branch of Gleesons were RC's .  As I understand it, some who  broke away from their faith, changed the spelling of their name   by replacing one of the e's with an a.  Not sure is this is a totally infallible way of distinguishing the Roman Catholic Gleesons from the Church of Ireland Gleason's or not, but that was a  story I was once told.
Michael & Catherine Gleeson had sons  William who came to NZ , Patrick and James, plus daughters Margaret, Mary and Johanna.  One of the other sons went to Canada I believe.
William is my g grandfather.   It  is a bit of a shot in the dark, but  just thought I would put it out here, in case .  I have had so much help with my tree, from other people , that  it would be nice if I could help someone else in return.   :)
Walker Northhamptonshire, Wicks Berkshire,  Franklin  Ireland, Walker Ireland
Gleeson Ireland  DeRenzy Ireland.

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Re: Calling all GLEESONS!!!!
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 November 12 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Quicksy! thanks for the speedy response. Funny how 'family stories' go... In MY family anecdotes, it's the 'ea' Gleasons that were the RCs and the 'ee' Gleesons that broke away!!!! (But then I'd also been told that the 'Barras' part of my name originated with a member of the French Aristocracy - Vicompte Paul de Barrass.... but my investigations have shown that to be a complete fallacy - unless he moonlighted as a Coal-heaver in Stepney!!!)
I really appreciate you taking the time to respond - and hope that further investigations just might find the 'missing link' that proves we ARE rellies in more than just the spelling of our name!

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Re: Calling all GLEESONS!!!!
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 November 12 17:53 GMT (UK) »
Headstones in Nenagh graveyard;
(Wall Plaque)
Eileen Gleeson; 16/2/1938
Joseph Gleeson' 21/7/1941
Patrick Gleeson; 28/12/1949
Michael Gleeson; 1/10/1954
John Gleeson; 27/12/1958
Anna Gleeson; 21/3/1962
Shelia Gleeson; 20/6/1980
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Maryanne Gleeson; 12/6/1935
hus-John (printer); Dublin rd Nenagh; 13/4/1918
interred in Castletown cemetery Castleclough
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Rev. Gleeson; 1771 (36)
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Michael Gleeson; 12/4/1934
wife-Margaret; 23/9/1903
their children;
Michael; 7/9/1903
Mary; 11/3/1965
also-John Bagnel; 9/6/1949
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Matthew Gleeson; 11/12/1914 (96)
wife-Margaret; 27/5/1910 (87)
dtr-Julia Armstrong; 17/3/1901 (35)
son-John; 16/11/1866 (30)
son-Michael; 16/8/1931 (68)
wife-Margaret; 3/5/1930 (43)
his bro-William (Rathlane); 15/12/1941 (62)
bro-Daniel; 30/8/1994 (72)
Christina Gleeson; Boolaghlafh & Kilrush; 30/5/2007 (80)
baby Mary Gleeson; Kilcolman 26/5/1959
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Re: Calling all GLEESONS!!!!
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 November 12 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Headstones in Nenagh graveyard;

Kathleen Gleeson; Balintotty 16/1/1958 (51)
hus-Patrick; 24/9/1975 (71)
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Ellen Gleeson; 25/1/1954 (81)
hus-Michael; 15/8/1960 (81)
their son-Michael; 6/9/1964 (48)
his sons-Patrick Gerard; 12/5/1965 (3)
              James Anthony; 25/12/1994 (34)
Anna Wade (nee Foley) formerly Gleeson; 5/3/1999 (66)
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James Gleeson; St Patricks tce Nenagh; 9/2/1958 (69)
wife-Catherine; 5/1/1957 (72)(could be 1937)
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Maureen Gleeson; (nee O Donnell) Elm Hill Ballymackey
10/5/1904-10/5/1981
hus-Daniel;
19/10/1902-28/4/1995
infant dtr-Anne Marie; 21/8/1970
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Re: Calling all GLEESONS!!!!
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 November 12 19:29 GMT (UK) »
Headstones Nenagh graveyard;

James Gleeson; 1772 (21)
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John Gleeson; Rathaleen
wife-Bridget and family
Patrick, Matt, Henry, Thomas, William, Mary, Anne
Margaret Fitzgerald
Stephen; 25/12/1976
Edward Gleesom; Kilcoleman; late Ballydrennan; 17/3/1993
wife-Mary; 18/1/2011 (86)
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Denis Gleeson; Cudville; 3/9/1959
wife-Kathleen; 8/5/1965
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 November 12 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Headstones in Nenagh graveyard;

James Gleeson; Ballybeg Toomevara; 21/5/1979 (82)
wife-Mary; 23/12/1980 (77)
son-Gerald; born/died; 1935
grandson-Patrick Gleeson; born/died; 1982
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William Gleeson; Smithville; 1/9/1939
wife-Elizabeth; 14/12/1959
dtr-Betty; 23/7/1968
dtr-Bridie; 11/8/1968
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Michael Maguire; 25/4/1948
Ellen Maguire; 30/6/1966
son-Michael; bank place & well rd Nenagh; 7/6/1998 (76)
wife-Joyce (nee Shutleworth); formerly Wolverhampton; 31/10/2001 (71)
Thomas Gleeson; Montreal & Nenagh; 9/10/1969 (86)
Kitty Little; Nenagh & Edinburgh; 24/8/1998
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Patrick Minogue; 1/7/1890 (76)
James Minogue; 5/6/1938 (87)
wife-Kate; 12/3/1939 (70)
dtr-June; 16/6/1960
dtr-in-law; Elizabeth Gleeson; 29/3/1987 (71)
their son-James; 27/3/1992
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 10 November 12 20:00 GMT (UK) »
Rathcabbin Pallas graveyard;

erected by John Gleeson; Killeen for
wife-Mary; 17/6/1893 (65)
son-Timothy; 30/4/1891 (33)
his ftr-Timothy & mtr-Anne
their son-John; 1/3/1931 (70)
John Gleeson; Killeen; 10/10/1940 (6 months)
his ftr-John; 1/8/1985 (75)
his mtr-Ellen; 13/9/1997 (85)
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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 November 12 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Cloughprior graveyard;

Rody Gleeson; Johnstown; 13/12/1995 (90)
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Alice Gleeson; Peterfield & Limerick; 6/12/2000 (86)
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Dan Gleeson; Ballinamurran Beechwood; 3/5/1969 (75)
parents;
Edward; 27/5/1926 (62)
Winifred; 3/8/1929 (70)
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John Gleeson; Doonass; 8/2/1983
wife-Ellen; 18/6/1982
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Patrick Gleeson; Ballykeefe & Limerick; 1953
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erected by John & Denis Gleeson; Peterfield
ftr-Daniel; 3/5/1868 (87)
mtr-Mary; 27/3/1866 (75)
Patrick Gleeson; Peterfield; 24/4/1942 (72)
wife-Ellen; 26/1/1929 (56)
children;
Winifred; 20/9/1930 (28)
Lena; 18/9/1930 (31)
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